Moving over from Indexhibit?

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ellen

18 Feb, 2014 10:44 PM

I'm currently using Indexhibit for my web site and considering moving over to berta. There are some features on berta that are very interesting to me but I have some questions before I make the move. Can I ask questions here?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Uldis on 19 Feb, 2014 07:29 AM

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    Hello Ellen,

    sure thing and you are welcome! This is the right place for questions about Berta.
    Before asking you are kindly welcome to check our resources:
    Knowledge base: http://support.berta.me/kb
    Video tutorials: http://support.berta.me/kb/video-tutorials

    keep in touch

  2. Uldis closed this discussion on 19 Feb, 2014 07:29 AM.

  3. ellen re-opened this discussion on 20 Feb, 2014 12:22 AM

  4. 2 Posted by ellen on 20 Feb, 2014 12:22 AM

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    Hi Uldis. Thank you for your quick response. Here are a few questions
    based on my visit to berta site and other berta sites...

    i want to build a site that is an artist/image portfolio, linked to tumblr
    and twitter, a paypal shop and has contact capabilities.

    Is this possible to do all this with berta?
    Is it easy to move from indexhibit for hosting and all existing site files?
    Is it possible to make a splash page that is a gif or animation to click
    to a 'messy' template?
    Is it possible to not have berta in my URL?
    is there 24 hr tech support for hosting, and CMS?
    I have NO EXPERIENCE with coding other than what i struggled to do on my
    own with indexhibit. Is berta the same as indexhibit? simpler?

    I am very excited to give my site an injection of new life. Any info,
    tips, guidelines, links you can provide would be great. Thank you.

    Ellen

  5. 3 Posted by Jurita on 20 Feb, 2014 09:47 AM

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    Hello, Ellen!

    Yes, you most certainly can create a porfolio with Berta, link tumblr to it and add social buttons/feeds to your site, too. To build an online shop, choose our SHOP hosting plan!

    Our templates support background images, background slide gallery as well as full-width background video, that could serve as a intro/splash page of your site.
    You can, of course, add your own domain name to the page. This feature is available for all paid customers.

    Although we don't offer 24/7 customer support yet, but we are here to answer all your questions as soon as we can - mostly within 24 hours!

    We will be glad to see you joining Berta family. We built Berta to be simple and flexible, so that no coding skills would be required.

    You're welcome to try our 30-days free trial, to check everything out and get familiar with Berta!

    Let us know, how it goes!
    Keep in touch!

  6. Jurita closed this discussion on 20 Feb, 2014 09:47 AM.

  7. ellen re-opened this discussion on 20 Feb, 2014 07:34 PM

  8. 4 Posted by ellen on 20 Feb, 2014 07:34 PM

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    Thank you for your info. I will trial and hope it works out!

    Ellen

  9. Uldis closed this discussion on 21 Feb, 2014 10:38 AM.

  10. ellen re-opened this discussion on 22 Feb, 2014 09:19 PM

  11. 5 Posted by ellen on 22 Feb, 2014 09:19 PM

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    hello,

    how do i move my web site content files from my current host server to berta?

    thank you

    ellen

  12. Support Staff 6 Posted by Uldis on 24 Feb, 2014 08:19 AM

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    Hello,
    unfortunately it's no possible. Indexhibit and Berta are two different platforms with different data structure and storage system. You will need to create a site in Berta from scratch - but you can copy/paste text from previous pages. Site creation process in Berta is simple and fun! :)

    keep in touch

  13. Uldis closed this discussion on 24 Feb, 2014 08:19 AM.

  14. ellen re-opened this discussion on 24 Feb, 2014 06:33 PM

  15. 7 Posted by ellen on 24 Feb, 2014 06:33 PM

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    jurita,

    I am exploring berta with the free trial and trying to create a splash
    page. i have the animation on the page. how do i make it full screen? how
    to make it clickable to the homepage with menu etc?

    in settings>navigation, i turned on show page heading in first section AND
    show menu in first section as mentioned in a past discussion but i don't
    want page heading or menu on the splash page. please explain...

    thanks in advance. i appreciate any help u can offer.

    ellen

  16. 8 Posted by Jurita on 25 Feb, 2014 09:41 AM

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    Hello, Ellen!

    Here's a tutorial how to create a splash page: http://support.berta.me/kb/faq/how-to-create-an-introsplash-page

    Let us know, how it goes!

  17. Jurita closed this discussion on 25 Feb, 2014 09:41 AM.

  18. ellen re-opened this discussion on 26 Feb, 2014 06:38 AM

  19. 9 Posted by ellen on 26 Feb, 2014 06:38 AM

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    jurita, thanks!

    The animation i want to use for my splash page is a gif. i've followed the
    steps below and the splash page is active but it is not full screen. the
    jpgs that make up the gif are set at 1280x800 pixels. what do i do to make
    it fit full screen?

  20. 10 Posted by Jurita on 26 Feb, 2014 08:05 AM

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    There are two customized options to achieve similar result:
    1) you can set a background gallery with JPG images as they will rotate as an intro for your page. To make it clickable, you have to make an entry in the Splash page with text that contains hyperlink to the inside of your site.
    2) you can set a full-screen video from Vimeo, and then do the steps as in the previous option.

    If you have a GIF that is this large, your site might load for a long time and experience downtime, if the internet connection on the user end is slow. So we would suggest to reconsider the GIF option and make a JPG background gallery or place a background video instead.

    Hope, it works out!

  21. Jurita closed this discussion on 26 Feb, 2014 08:05 AM.

  22. ellen re-opened this discussion on 26 Feb, 2014 06:06 PM

  23. 11 Posted by ellen on 26 Feb, 2014 06:06 PM

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    i want to achieve the same affect for a splash page as this site (
    http://schneeschnee.de ) with something like the attached gif. is this
    possibe? how do i do this without having to upload vimeo video? full
    screen? thank you

    ellen

  24. 12 Posted by fab.mar on 26 Feb, 2014 07:00 PM

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    Dear Ellen,

    I am sorry to add a little question related to your great website. You managed to make a double language EN-GER website. It looks like without using subdomains ? Do you mind sharing to Berta community how you did it ?

    Thanks !

  25. 13 Posted by Jurita on 27 Feb, 2014 11:15 AM

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    Ellen,
    the site you gave as an example consists of two actual bertas: the splash page is one berta (it has GIF as a background animation which you can set in Template Settings / Background / Background image). Splash page has entry "Start" that contains a hyperlink to other berta, that has all the content. This is, of course, one way to go.

    To make it easier for you, set your GIF as a background image. When it's done, we from our admin sides will add a JavaScript that will show your background animation in the splash page only.

    Tell us, when it's ready, so that we can edit the site later!

  26. Jurita closed this discussion on 27 Feb, 2014 11:15 AM.

  27. ellen re-opened this discussion on 27 Feb, 2014 05:54 PM

  28. 14 Posted by ellen on 27 Feb, 2014 05:54 PM

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    i want to achieve the same affect for a splash page as this site (
    http://schneeschnee.de ) with something like the attached gif. is this
    possibe? how do i do this without having to upload vimeo video? full
    screen? thank you

    ellen

  29. 15 Posted by Jurita on 28 Feb, 2014 10:08 AM

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    As I explained before, first you have to set up a background image for your berta. To do that, follow this tutorial: http://support.berta.me/kb/faq/how-to-add-background-image

    To make a START button and to hide the header and menu from your first page, look up these instructions: http://support.berta.me/kb/faq/how-to-create-an-introsplash-page

    As the background image will still appear throughout the whole site, after you've set the image, let us know that and we will edit the code of your site manually to set up the background image for Splash page only, so that the rest of your site will be clear.

    Let me know, how it goes!

  30. Jurita closed this discussion on 28 Feb, 2014 10:08 AM.

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